Music for the Blind, Volume I

by Nivi

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1.
the other day i carpeted the floor so when i don't wear shoes it would not freeze me any more all was going well until some guys came round to drink and one of them, in haste, mistook our bathtub for a sink ---- CHORUS he did not turn the tap off and the bathtub overflowed the water leaked right out and flooded most of my abode i had to get new floors installed and carpet is not cheap so now the dog falls over on our hardwood in a heap ---- it was just a little get-together harmless so it seemed the possibility of damage i had not forseen but bathtubs are notoriously tempting to the drunk and for this ghastly oversight it seems my house was sunk ---- CHORUS ----
2.
02:32
if you churn out power day after day you're bound to get some wear but now i sit, no tv, as i just sit and stare i just think that sure you tried your best and sure you passed the test and sure you did your job but now you fail me now you leave me ---- CHORUS stranded without the power stranded the power that i need to do the things i always do the tv and the lights all the power's gone and everything's gone wrong oh why do fuses why do fuses die ---- now i need to get a replacement but i don't know how will you help me help me buy and fit a new one one without a fuse for now i know that they are trouble they will only fail they will only burn and stop conducting i'll be now i have a new socket and everything is fine the tv's claim is that stormy storms are coming and that i should expect rain and lightning and some other things as well well that's just fine i can sit inside and watch my tv- wait, no- ---- CHORUS ----
3.
03:44
if you churn out power day after day you're bound to get some wear but now i sit, no tv, as i just sit and stare i just think that sure you tried your best and sure you passed the test and sure you did your job but now you fail me now you leave me ---- CHORUS stranded without the power stranded the power that i need to do the things i always do the tv and the lights all the power's gone and everything's gone wrong oh why do fuses why do fuses die ---- now i need to get a replacement but i don't know how will you help me help me buy and fit a new one one without a fuse for now i know that they are trouble they will only fail they will only burn and stop conducting i'll be now i have a new socket and everything is fine the tv's claim is that stormy storms are coming and that i should expect rain and lightning and some other things as well well that's just fine i can sit inside and watch my tv- wait, no- ---- CHORUS ----
4.
02:32
so many times before i have tried to wreak a war so many times i've failed so many times i've been derailed this time is not the same (not the same) i've had enough of playing the game (playing the game) and so i thought things through (thought things through) i know exactly what to do ---- CHORUS you will see my plan succeed will see me wearing tweed i'll make the world be mine and i will take what i deserve (and he deserves a lot) what is worthy i'll preserve (not you) but for the rest of you (filthy plebs) you won't believe what i can do ---- this time i will get it right and it will give me such delight for now i have the perfect plan the world will know just who i am i shall make you upset (upset) i'll be the system's last regret you cannot stop me now (just try) you wouldn't want to anyhow ---- CHORUS ---- upset just try and he deserves a lot not you filthy plebs
5.
i'm so sick of people telling me that they can't write because i know that simply cannot be not everyone can write a song but everyone can sing along and everyone can write along with me so grab a pen and grab a chair and write if necessary sit there through the night and when you're done you'll have some words they might about tropical birds they might be about fish or jokes for nerds ---- CHORUS Lyrics aren't hard They aren't hard, (oh no) Everyone's a bard They're a bard, (oh yeah) You've gotta believe In the ultimate sieve Let filter your heart All your fondest dreams if you try hard then you will see (you will see) that it's not dificult to be (hard to be) a writer of magnificent prose (delightful prose) that takes away sad people's woes (make them happy) ---- as you can see it's a breeze to rhyme it really will not take much of your time and if you're really stuggling and if you cannot write a thing then a la la la la a da ba ding ---- CHORUS ----
6.
03:07
sex in the closet sex in the hamper sex at supper time when sex is on a bagel you can have sex at any time (any time)
7.
02:40
stay in shadow always stay low there's a way to go i might just stand a chance they left the door wide open so i just walked straight out now i am a free range pig and i wander about ---- CHORUS circle broken freedom from the farm circle broken freedom from the harm but one mistake and freedom lost its charm the impact was over fast but the pain and the traffic last ---- caught me off guard hit me so hard driver's disregard left me permanently scarred now i lie here i want to disappear all i see and all i hear is anger hate and fear ---- CHORUS ----
8.
02:15
dead spot just appeared on my new screen it just decided to stick on green it's like an eye that spies on me it makes me feel so unclean the internet suggested many ways to make the pixel cease its gaze but it's been sitting there for days this screen does not recieve my praise ---- CHORUS (there's a dead) dead pixel on my lcd display (tautology) i don't know how it got there and it won't go away (i can't unsee) it just sits there day after day (taunting me) i know it's here to stay (please leave me be) ---- i know the screen came with a garuntee they offered replacement or repair for free but they said they couldn't do it for me i only had one; they required three so i bought a new crt i don't care if it's old technology it does it well enough for me the only problem is my epilepsy ---- CHORUS ----
9.
03:12
you told me that you were you and i believed i never doubted that that was true until one day you seemed somehow new something about you seemed somehow askew i had to find out i had to know if you weren't you then where did you go how and when did you make the trade and how long will i have to wait for the next one to be made ---- CHORUS there's no way of knowing if you're still the girl you were because you've switched so many times before with her the cloud girl and my sister are so heavily intertwined which one of you is it? i can not make up my mind ---- for so long you thought you'd tricked me but you were wrong i was not fooled; how could i be? so now i'm watching and wating and i will see if and when you make a slip-up, yes, i will see i will see if you make the change i will not miss your attempt to rearrange for i must know when i can talk to the real you is there anything i can do ---- CHORUS ---- i can't blame the capgras delusion ---- CHORUS ----
10.
00:24
live to serve and serve to live that's life if you're a hoover or a blender or a mop live to serve and serve to live that's life
11.
02:41
friends i need friends so i find friends and hope my solitude ends but i am still alone i am still on my own maurine the closest thing i've got petal, you're all that i am not but you in no way can replace other members of my race ---- CHORUS i feel unwanted everywhere except when i am there i don't have to pretend to the people i befriend and i don't have to look my best when i sent a friend request and once they've let me in the stalking can begin ---- i know more about the people i know from the internet than i know about the people who i've actually met still i trawl the facebook looking for my next stalkee the next delinquent idiot who's nice enough for me some people call me creepy and some others call me weird others call me loner and by others i am feared sociable and happy are the things i'd like to be but i don't care what the people think i only care for me ---- you'd be surprised at what they post enough to know them more than most you'd be surprised how much i know how far in that i can go they think i'm crazy, think i'm mad they think that they can blame my dad they think that i don't have the right but i'll be back on there tonight ---- CHORUS ----
12.
once we were thirteen but we will soon become just one once we were thirteen but being thirteen is no fun once we were thirteen but now we unite thirteen becomes one as we get pasty tonight
13.
02:11
there are so many songs that have been written about things song of love and hate and songs of peasants and of kings songs of retribution, songs of protest, songs of war and i am getting worried that they may not be much more ---- CHORUS for surely there's a there's a limit to the songs that we can write and surely there's already quite a few and surely then at some point we are destined to run out surely there is something we can do ---- and what about the other outputs; books and films and plays recipes and birthday cards and scratchcard givaways for they, as songs, must have an end from which they are not far their potential must be limited as all such outputs are ---- CHORUS ----
14.
04:41
this is how it starts (break into component parts) these lines, these angles our/are story arcs (they intersect in city parks) and all along the walks of life when it's your friend who holds the knife and bares his teeth so gentle white and tears into your heart (goodnight) but on and on this story goes a course it follows no-one knows silent, creeping, only grows through all the highs and lows until when we begin to see how blind we are, how can it be to take a leap and start alarms to leave our jobs and take up arms ---- CHORUS our cities are destructing as the creature is constructing this distance spreads between us and the lines begin to blur our violence is erupting but sometimes things corrupting strangely are instructing and can only be the cure ---- so i stop to look around (though battered, hungry, beaten down) i gaze across this milling crowd (i see these faces, staring proud) grasping for that common thread that binds this life, and to the dead an ember burning, still aglow it is a light that we all know the furnace of the thoughts of men (with these words we're whole again) a new beginning there is no end (grab these shards and start to mend) so comes the dawn, our cities burned and we accept what we have learned we all conform, all toe the line and will until the end of time ---- CHORUS ---- ---- CHORUS ----
15.
when i try to cook i always fail i always go wrong even the most simple dishes prove in the kitchen i don't belong try and try again, i will, but i always make mistakes ham and salad, chips and beans and prime beef sirloin stakes now i'll try to do the simplest dish that i can think of all i need to have is egg and milk and salt and oil but still i wonder if i'll fail i wonder if the egg will set right and as i put the milk in i'm distracted by the light ---- CHORUS i thought i'd get get away with it but it seems that i did not and now my breakfast is a wreck now my egg is leaking and now my plate is covered in it amniotic fluid milk resembles i admit it was just a bit too much and now the egg is far too thin scrambled eggs need just a touch and so again i must begin i fail at food nothing i can do when i try to cook away you look ---- ruined as it is i must accept what i created and i must try to save it from the horror that awaits for if i don't i will have wasted it and i don't want do do that for i would be to blame and i would never live it down ---- CHORUS ---- now it is complete and my creation sits before me it looks horrific looks like sin but for all its flaws it floors me
16.
i know you're watching from afar and i know exactly who you are and i know what it is you want to do because i want to do it too so drop your robots for a moment let's see this through but i know that i'll always be alone for belgium is so far from home there's no way that we can ever be together you and i know we'd make the perfect pair our separation is not fair so why can't we be closer lotus please come closer you need to be closer to me ---- CHORUS lotus you're the reason i'm alive you are my motive and my drive and if you were not there i don't think that i'd survive ---- even when it's late and i'm in bed you're always running through my head i'll fall asleep in peace as i forget that i will never meet you irl ---- CHORUS ----
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18.
i must resist i can not fail i know the birds are watching i know they know i know there's several lined outside my window that follow me everywhere i go i send my message to the world to explain my situation but the hivemind sends a decoy using self-perpetuation ---- CHORUS now's the time to fight them for they will fight us too and we must battle onwards we've no idea what they'll do ---- QCX45 has been deployed and now the pigeons are annoyed RIP make moves as well fifteen thousand sent to hell now they will never stop until they fly right to the top they'd gladly kill us all given a chance they'd let us fall ---- CHORUS ----
19.
04:54
i stacked them up i stacked them oh so high you'd swear these pancakes reached the sky i filled them up with everything i could and sitting on the plate they look divine it helps to know that they are mine the butter's melting into the bacon and it is good -- just looking at it makes me want to cry but not a tear escapes my eye i have a job to do and i will not concede so i aproach the pancakes with intent knowing that i can not relent there's one hungry mouth to feed -- i know it can't be good for me but i can not stop now there is no way to justify ignoring pancakes a mile high ---- CHORUS these pancakes are delicious and i become aware that i will never have another quite as good as this this knowledge is depressing and i am now obsessing memory of this will haunt me to my dying day ---- but i must carry on this can't be all i'm worth there must be something else for me to sink my life into perhaps i could just die perhaps i don't see why perhaps there isn't anything that's left for me to do -but there's no way that i am going to take this lying down i won't let deliciousness get to me no i won't let deliciousness get to me ---- CHORUS ----
20.
00:27
joe there is no way i could ever be as awesome as you moulder and scully agree - godzilla's got less chance than me the illuminati have decided that mothra's just a troll and you owe me some money now and you owe me some money now
21.
i've been following your site for many years i've shared your hopes and fears i thought i'd grown so close to you but then i turned around and risked it all a key component's what i stole the driving force behind songs to wear pants to i started making music for the blind i started oh so far behind there is no way that i can ever catch you up but still i feel unjust, i feel unclean i feel that what i did was mean i have to say something to you ---- CHORUS andrew i apologise in tears i should have had my own ideas but they are difficult to come by i never had the time so now i'm making music to requests to what the internet suggests i know it's not original i know it is not mine ---- i think that you should know i dissaproved when your priorities were moved making money off free music is a movement i adore you started selling what you'd made and i was horribly dismayed i thought you were content, you made it clear you wanted more but i will now forgive you if you will do it too you and i can compromise i'll give you what you're due i hope that we can make this right it keeps me up all night i can't say i regret this but i hope you hear me 'cause ---- CHORUS (x2) ----
22.
you were a servant you were a loyal servant but something changed you and we estranged you you grew accustomed to your fist of iron you were addicted we were evicted as we continue to be terrified and unsatisfied you you turn your back on what you start to tear us apart you once were innocent and once were mild you once were a child but but all you're good for now is war and nothing more tear it down and then rebuild your power still is unfulfilled every time more blood is spilled and evil is distilled ---- as we continue to be terrified and unsatisfied you you turn your back on what you start to tear us apart these but the lighter details of one's fate in the hands of an immature state bestowed with the power to officiously slate destruction, corruption, perversion and hate it is unfair but you don't care you once were innocent and once were mild you once were a child but but all you're good for now is war and nothing more

about

The first half year or so of Music for the Blind, from the 29th of April through to the 30th of October 2008. It's a lot of tracks, but they're not especially good, so I'm not going to charge you for the convenience of downloading them all at once.

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released October 30, 2008

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